I am an Associate Professor of Anthropology for the Graduate Program in Culture and Media in the Department of Anthropology at New York University. As a cultural and visual anthropologist, I research, write about, and create media projects that explore how economic imaginaries affect the intimacies of daily life, with a focus on contemporary Cuba and the United States.
For the 2016-17 academic year, I am completing my book Bound by Default: Homeowners, Lenders, and the Enduring Debts of the U.S. Foreclosure Crisis (UC Press) as a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and a Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies.
Read more about my current research on the 2008 U.S. mortgage crisis. Check out my most recent research articles on the foreclosure epidemic in Cultural Anthropology and American Ethnologist. Or learn more about my research in this recent interview.
Learn more about my first book, After Love: Queer Intimacy and Erotic Economies in Post Soviet Cuba (Duke University Press 2014), and my feature documentary Luchando.